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Primary Science: Teaching Theory and Practice

Primary Science: Teaching Theory and Practice

Sixth Edition

May 2012 | 144 pages | Learning Matters
The Sixth Edition of this popular core text provides the essential teaching theory and practice for primary science. It promotes effective teaching through secure pedagogical knowledge, covering the key skills of planning, monitoring and assessment and class management, and relating these specifically to primary science. This Sixth Edition is linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards.

With full coverage of the theory and practice required for effective and creative science teaching, this text is an essential guide for all trainees working towards QTS. Throughout, practical guidance and features support trainees to translate this learning to the classroom, embed ICT in their lessons and to understand the wider context of their teaching.

Trainees will find it helpful to use this book alongside Primary Science Knowledge and Understanding.

About the Achieving QTS series

All the books in this successful series support trainees through their initial teacher training and guide them in the acquistion of their subject knowledge, understanding and classroom practice. All new titles within the series link to the 2012 Teachers' Standards and take into account recent changes in Initial Teacher Training.

The Nature of Science Understanding
Processes and Methods of Scientific Enquiry
Children's Ideas
Science in the Foundation Stage
Teaching Strategies
Classroom Organisation and Management
Assessment Recording and Reporting
Using ICT in Science
Health and Safety

Updated copy of excellent book for those new to science in primary schools.

Ms Sue Kellas
Child Care and education, Penwith College
July 20, 2012

Useful, well written, accessible text to support early teachers in the science arena.

Mrs Su Lowe
Education Carlisle, University of Cumbria
June 18, 2012

An essential text for trainees primary teachers, to help them teach Science.

Great that the 2012 new Teachers' Standards are incorporated; pity that the new Safety Hazard symbols are not. As the old symbols/signs are likely to be around for a while, both sets would have been useful to show.

Like its companion book, Knowledge and Understanding, STEM fails to make an appearance which is a shame as working across disciplines, taking advantage of STEM networking and Clubs as well as opportunities to bring STEM Ambassadors into primary schools does seem the way forward for exciting and motivating Science teaching and learning.

There are lots of very good things to be found as might be expected from a 6th edition of a best-selling book. Little space is wasted and the text is packed full of information, in many cases illustrated with real examples

Dr Sue Howarth
Institute of Education, Worcester University
June 1, 2012

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John Sharp

John Sharp is Professor of Higher Education and Head of the Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute (LHERI) at the University of Lincoln. More About Author

Graham A Peacock

Graham Peacock is Principal Lecturer in Education at Sheffield Hallam University. He has taught children across the primary and secondary age ranges. More About Author

Rob Johnsey

Rob Johnsey, formerly a primary school teacher, lectured in primary science in the Institute of Education at the University of Warwick for several years. More About Author

Shirley Simon

Shirley Simon is Lecturer in the School of Education at King's College, London. More About Author

Robin James Smith

I was appointed Lecturer in Sociology in 2012. I am currently PhD Programme Co-ordinator and convenor of three undergraduate modules. My research and teaching is concerned with the everyday life of urban public spaces. I am interested in, and encourage students to take an interest in, both the street-level politics of city life and the mundane accomplishment of mobility practices and interaction. These themes have been addressed through research on everyday sense-making in regenerated space, practices of street-based welfare and vulnerable urban groups and, most recently, an investigation of co-operative mobility practices. I also have an... More About Author

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